Senior Environmental Health & Safety Specialist

W Sacramento Corporate Office
500 West Capitol Ave
Support Team
Zip Code


Who We Are

At Raley’s, we’re all about infusing life with health and happiness by changing the way the world eats, one plate at a time. We take our passion for great food and world class customer service to the next level. Every day we come into work knowing that what we do is making a difference in the lives of our customers. Evolving beyond the definition of what an ordinary grocery store can be, we’re bringing a fresh take on the idea of living well to the communities we serve and live in. We’re dedicated to supporting healthy and happy team members, customers and communities – and we’re looking for the same kind of passionate people to join our team, grow with us and share our purpose.


Position Purpose

The Senior Environmental Health and Safety Specialist collaborates with leadership on the development, implementation, and execution of environmental, health and safety programs aligned with the Company’s mission, vision, and values. The position serves as a subject matter expert in the identification of risks and their respective solutions for meeting Raley’s standards and regulatory expectations. This key position routinely partners with management-level stakeholders in Operations, Distribution, Risk Management, Sales and Merchandising to achieve business goals of providing a safe and compliant work environment for team members, customers, and vendors. This job classification requires advanced knowledge of industry best practices in safety and relevant local, state and federal health, safety and environmental laws and regulations.


Perks & Benefits

  • Competitive compensation, paid weekly
  • Eligible for annual incentive bonus
  • Retirement Savings Plan - 401(k) including company contributions and matching funds
  • Tuition Reimbursement for qualified courses
  • Scholarship opportunities for continued education
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance for yourself and eligible dependents
  • Paid time off
  • Family leave and time off
  • Life insurance
  • Wellness Programs (Raley’s Healthy Lifestyles)
  • Flexible Spending Account (pre-tax - commuter, childcare, and medical expenses)
  • Health Savings Account
  • Corporate store and discount programs (10% off groceries, free items)
  • Discounts to amusement parks, gym memberships, mobile phone plans, etc. 
  • Employee Assistance Program (free financial, legal, and mental health services)
  • Charitable contribution opportunity and volunteer time off and community events
  • On-site pop up grocery market (at corp office)
  • On-site all you can eat fruit bar (at corp office)


The range displayed reflects the range the company reasonably expects to pay for the position. The actual compensation offered to the selected individual will depend on their relevant education, training, or experience, among other bona fide factors.

Expected Minimum Pay Rate

USD $75,900.00/Yr.

Expected Maximum Pay Rate

USD $101,510.00/Yr.


  • Develops, implements, and manages a variety of comprehensive and specialized safety and environmental programs for retail, corporate and facility operations.
  • Monitors store compliance with local, state, and federal (OSHA) safety and health standards, including, but not limited to: General Industry Safety Orders, Uniform Fire Code, Life Safety Code, Employee Right-to-Know, Community Right-to-Know, Hazardous Waste Disposal and Management, Lockout/Tagout, Powered Industrial Truck (PIT), Emergency Evacuation, Ergonomics and OSHA Recordkeeping.
  • Leads the Safety Support Program, schedules and performs site visits for store locations performing below regulatory performance standards.Reviews results with key store personnel and provides guidance to correct deficient conditions.
  • Develops recommendations and implements plans to improve the environmental, health and safety performance of the stores and to maximize compliance.
  • Develops and revises Environmental Health and Safety policies.
  • Serves as a critical resource for input, analysis and technical advice on a wide range of safety matters, including conducting risk assessments, audits, and recommending appropriate controls.
  • Analyzes claim trends and audits data to identify risks at the district and store level, presents summarized results and recommends preventive action to management.
  • Investigates incidents, general violations, and safety problems related to hazardous materials and reviews Safety Tracking tools to track and measure safety performance, compiles relevant data, and recommends appropriate courses of action.
  • Conducts unscheduled safety compliance visits at all stores with emphasis on designated “Focus Stores”. Reviews results with key store personnel and provides guidance to correct deficient conditions.
  • Conducts in-depth safety appraisals and monitors behavior-based work performance programs for stores and other facilities.
  • Participates in various leadership meetings and projects, and develops, prepares, and delivers business reviews for senior management.
  • Analyzes plans and blueprints for new construction projects and remodels to ensure that all safety-related compliance and property loss control issues have been properly identified.
  • Collaborates with cross-functional teams, such as Learning and Development, District and Store Leadership, and Operations Partners to develop and deliver training and certification programs regarding safe work practices. Topics include Safety Coordinator Training; Monthly Safety Topics; Pallet Jack/Forklift Training; Equipment Lockout/Tagout Procedures; Aerial Lift Training; Welding Hot Work Permit Requirements; First Aid and CPR.
  • Leads monthly safety conference calls with each district and monitors the activities of Store Safety Committees to ensure activities are completed and proper training is taking place.
  • Acts as a liaison between Raley's and government agencies, including the participation in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citation investigations and settlement conferences. Provides guidance to stores during regulatory environmental inspections, including reviewing findings, identifying root causes, creating action plans, and validating corrections made.
  • Responsible for staying informed of emerging Environmental Health and Safety regulations, industry best practices, and technological advancements, and makes recommendations for improvement.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field plus three (3) or more years of program experience in safety, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in retail, manufacturing or distribution operations with responsibility for safety program compliance.


Required Knowledge

  • Intermediate knowledge of safety and claims management processes.
  • Regulations and laws in public liability and safety law.
  • Working knowledge of California Occupational Safety and Health Standards.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of latest trends in public liability and safety and claims management techniques through continued education and professional development.


Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrate passion and commitment to workplace safety and continuously strive to maintain safety awareness and safe work practices in multi-site, multi-state operation.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Basic Microsoft Office skills with intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Excel for reporting and dashboard maintenance.
  • Strong ability to build trust and confidence with other teams and business partners.
  • Ability to persuade, influence change and train effectively.
  • Prioritize, meet scheduled deadlines and be flexible to meet changing work priorities and production needs.
  • Strong ability to assess comprehensive risks, document findings and analyze safety data.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing including group presentation skills and reporting writing.
  • Demonstrated organizational, attention to detail, problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to make good decisions in an independent manner.
  • Good customer service skills.
  • Ability to generate work in an accurate and timely manner


Certifications Required

  • Valid Driver’s License

Physical Demands - Employees may occasionally experience the following physical demands for extended periods of time:

  • Driving personal vehicle.
  • Sitting; frequent sedentary work.
  • Telephone usage to communicate with internal and external customers, and vendors.
  • Viewing computer monitor; average ordinary visual acuity necessary to prepare documents, enter data into computer system and read reports from computer monitor.
  • Keyboarding; use of fingers to make small movements such as typing and mouse usage.
  • Ability to move freely around the stores including second-story offices, back rooms and production areas. 

Work Environment

Work is performed in a normal business office environment.  This position requires frequent travel to store locations, and some overnight travel to remote locations may be required.


Permanent residency in California or Nevada is a condition of employment for this position. This means a job offer may be denied or rescinded and, if employed, employment may be terminated if an applicant/team member ceases to reside in California or Nevada.


Internal Applicants:
• No disciplinary action during the past 6 months.
• Your current leader must recommend that you apply for this position and provide endorsement upon request from HR.
• You must upload a resume and answer all application questions


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